The Raj Quartet, Volume 3: The Towers of Silence [NOOK Book]

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India, 1943: In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II. A retired missionary, Barbara Batchelor, bears witness to the connections between many human dramas; the love between Daphne Manner and Hari Kumar; the desperate grief an old teacher feels for an India she cannot rescue; and the cruelty of Captain Ronald Merrick, Susan...
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The Raj Quartet, Volume 3: The Towers of Silence

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Overview

India, 1943: In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II. A retired missionary, Barbara Batchelor, bears witness to the connections between many human dramas; the love between Daphne Manner and Hari Kumar; the desperate grief an old teacher feels for an India she cannot rescue; and the cruelty of Captain Ronald Merrick, Susan Layton's future husband.
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<:st> Reprint of the 1972 edition which is cited in as part of the . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226029283
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Series: Phoenix Fiction , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 243,736
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Scott (1920-78), born in London, held a commission in the Indian army during World War II. His many novels include Johnnie Sabib, The Chinese Love Pavilion, and Staying On.
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Table of Contents

Part One - The Unknown Indian
Part Two - A Question of Loyalty
Part Three - The Silver in the Mess
Part Four - The Honour of the Regiment
Part Five - The Tennis Court
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